Feb 22, 2021 3:25 PM

Free document shredding during National Consumer Protection Week

Posted Feb 22, 2021 3:25 PM
(Photo by Pixabay)
(Photo by Pixabay)

TOPEKA –  The Attorney General’s Office will mark National Consumer Protection Week with free document destruction events throughout the state, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

“Our office works hard year-round to protect consumers,” Schmidt said. “Next week, we will place a particular focus on helping Kansans protect themselves from identity theft and stay safe from scams.”

The office will sponsor free document destruction at eight locations throughout the state from March 1 to March 6, which is National Consumer Protection Week. Securely shredding personal documents is an important step toward preventing identity theft.

The schedule of events for the week includes:

Tuesday, March 2
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Hays
Sternberg Museum, 3000 Sternberg Dr.

Consumers are asked to limit their documents for destruction to three small bags or boxes. Documents will be securely transported to the shredding facility for safe destruction by certified shredding companies.

For more information, visit www.InYourCornerKansas.org or call 1-800-432-2310.